The Best Countries to Work in Aviation

The chance to take to the skies and cross borders may be very much central to the appeal of an aviation career, but even those involved in this industry don’t literally live in the air.

You’ll need to consider exactly where you wish to work, and as an experienced aviation recruiter here at IC Aero Design, we would suggest that you consider the below popular nations.



With the annual turnover of the German air transport industry amounting to €23.2 billion as of 2015, the country is an obvious attraction for prospective or current aviation professionals. That is not least the case given its diverse culture, reasonable living costs and good work/life balance – Germans work about 35 hours a week on average, which is 20% less than UK employees.

You may therefore be interested in this B1/B2 Licensed Engineer opening in Hamburg.




For the second year in a row, Switzerland was ranked the best all-round destination for a career abroad. As one of the best countries to work in 2018, Switzerland offers high earning prospects, a good work-life balance and an excellent work culture.

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United Kingdom


Global bank HSBC reveals that, ‘Expats in Britain are among the most likely in the world to pick up new skills compared to their home country (64%) and progress their career (62%).’

UK employment is predicted to rise over the next few years, with another 600,000 people forecast to be in work by 2022. The National Living Wage is also predicted to increase by 4.4% in April 2018 – from £7.50 an hour to £7.83 – meaning those working in the UK will be better off financially. The UK Government are investing over £100million in UK engineering and technology, offering innovative engineering projects and a larger variety of work for engineers who move to the UK.

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The UAE is the best country to work in 2018, and particularly two of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Just 9% of UAE residents are born in the country, providing the Emirates with a rich and diverse culture. Those in search of Abu Dhabi jobs will enjoy many benefits in the UAE, including non-taxable income, high employment standards, opportunities to travel the world and over 2,000 hours of sunshine every year.


We are looking for:

  • Mechanical Aerostructures Engineers
  • B1/B2/C Licensed Engineers Airbus A320/ Bombardier / Embraer  Systems Engineers ( Fuel, Propulsion, Hydraulic)
  • Software Electronics Engineers
  • Catia V5 Design Engineers
  • GNC Engineers

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Tuesday May 29, 2018